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  • Action
  • Comedy
  • 1987
  • Joe Dante
  • 114 mins
  • PG

Summary

Sci-fi comedy starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short and Meg Ryan. In a top secret miniaturisation experiment, "micronaut" Tuck Pendelton is about to begin a fantastic voyage through a laboratory animal. But when the lab is raided by industrial spies, he ends up being injected into the body of hypochondriac supermarket clerk Jack Putter.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

This attempt to update Fantastic Voyage doesn't measure up to director Joe Dante's best work, but it's still a notch above the usual Hollywood fodder. Dennis Quaid plays the former navy pilot who's miniaturised and mistakenly injected into the body of hypochondriac Martin Short. The effects are excellent and Dante's sly humour shines through occasionally, but it lacks the anarchy the director is noted for and Short's hysterics eventually begin to grate. Meg Ryan pops up as the love interest and there are good supporting turns from Kevin McCarthy and Henry Gibson. Dante regular Dick Miller, once a fixture in Roger Corman's movies, has a cameo as a cab driver.

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Credits

Cast

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Lt Tuck PendeltonDennis Quaid
Jack PutterMartin Short
Lydia MaxwellMeg Ryan
Victor ScrimshawKevin McCarthy
Dr Margaret CankerFiona Lewis
Mr IgoeVernon Wells
The cowboyRobert Picardo
WendyWendy Schaal
Pete BlanchardHarold Sylvester
Dr GreenbushWilliam Schallert
Mr WormwoodHenry Gibson

Crew

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DirectorJoe Dante

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia-Cannon-Warner
Released on
1987-11-27
Languages
English
Guidance
Edited for violence, language.
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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